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Fridtjof Nansen

Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In his youth he was a champion skier and ice skater. He led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, traversing the island on cross-country skis. He won international fame after reaching a record northern latitude of 86°14′ during his Fram expedition of 1893–1896. Although he retired from exploration... Read More

Born10 October 1861
Store Frøen, Christiania, Norway
Died13 May 1930 (aged 68)
Polhøgda, Lysaker, Norway
OccupationScientist, explorer, diplomat, humanitarian
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